Part two of my 100 one-sentence-movie reviews!
The most celebrated Fred & Ginger film with incredible dance numbers and songs written by Irving Berling.
A classic screwball comedy, with William Powell as the butler Godfrey in an insane high society family, including a deranged Carole Lombard and a vicious Gail Patrick.
See it for following reasons: The perfectly put together trio of Ronald Colman, David Niven and C. Aubrey Smith, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. as the suave villain, Raymond Massey as the purely evil villain, Ronald Colman playing opposite himself, Ronald Colman in a turtleneck, amazing b/w cinematography that plays with lighting and shadows - and of course, the swell swords fight between Colman and Fairbanks Jr.
An absolutely essential adventure movie, complete with Michael Curtiz behind the camera, a beautiful Olivia De Havilland in distress, Errol Flynn in green tights, Basil Rathbone in a form fit villain role and Claude Rains as Prince John.
You will find the most impressing Technicolor experience you ever could achieve when Dorothy opens the door to the land of Oz, and meets munchkins, a stupid scarecrow, a rusty tin man, a frightened lion, a green witch and a lot of flying monkeys.
Laurence Olivier is pure eye candy in this Hitchcock thriller about a naive young woman (Joan Fontaine) who marries the rich widower Mr. de Winter (Olivier), only to notice that the presence of Mr. de Winter's first wife gets more and more evident.
A screwball comedy with William Powell, Myrna Loy, an annoying mother-in-law, misunderstandings, divorce, insane asylums, a drag queen and once again a vicious Gail Patrick.
A surprisingly scary film without people in cat costumes - the scaring technique instead relies upon camera angles, lighting, sound effects and other innocent everyday ingredients (not to mention a cat looking Simone Simon).
Possibly my favorite Hitchcock, with Theresa Wright as the young girl who starts to suspect that her loving visiting uncle (Joseph Cotten) may not be the person she thinks he is.
In a more unusual Hitchcock film a ship gets torpedoed and the survivors get into a lifeboat and has to cooperate in order to survive - a mother with a baby, a German and a Tallulah Bankhead among others.
A lovely David Lean directed British drama about a woman who meets a stranger in a railway station, and starts having indecent thought about cheating on her husband.
Three Marx brothers smoking hookahs at a hotel in postwar Casablanca and a nazi villain played by Sig Ruman couldn't get any better.
In a thriller with innovative camera work, Bogart is convicted of murdering his wife and escapes from prison in order to prove his innocence - but first he needs to undergo plastic surgery and change his appearance.
In a thriller filmed in one long take (almost) two boys kill a friend to prove that the "perfect crime" exists (based on the real Leopold and Loeb case in the 1920's) - but their old teacher (James Stewart) gets suspicious.
On the way to a day-long trip together, friends Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern and Jeanne Crain receive a letter from another female friend - she is running away with one of their husbands, but doesn't tell which one...
James Stewart plays a pleasant, well-mannered man who has an imaginary friend in the form of a six foot tall rabbit called Harvey - something that concerns his family who wants to get into the high society.
Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart manage to find themselves in a little boat in the middle of Africa during WWI, with the mission to attack an enemy war ship.
There is a lot of singing in Hollywood, during the transition from silents to talkies in the late 1920's - and where does one sing best if not in the rain?
A disfigured sculptor (the irreplaceable Vincent Price) opens up a Wax Museum in New York, much admired for its realistic wax dolls - could that have something to do with the fact that bodies have been stolen from the morgue?
As was usual in the samurai-era of Japans history, samurais are hired to protect a poor village from bandits stealing their crop - an absolutely amazing film by Akira Kurosawa.
James Dean in his smashing film debut (and the only film of his that got to have a premiere before he crashed to his death), complete with the essential father complex and the disillusioned youngsters.
Yul Brynner with bare upper body and Charlton Heston as Moses in Cecil B. DeMille's most awesome mastodon film, famous for its revolutionary special effects.
A young man is tried for murder, and the jury may not leave the room until they all agreed whether the defendant is guilty or not - 11 persons vote guilty, one (Henry Fonda) votes not guilty.
Sinbad fights his way among cyclops, giant birds, dragons, evil magicians and a by magic shrunken fiancée, with special effects by the legend Ray Harryhausen.
Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon witness the Valentine's Day Massacre and has to run for their lives with the maffia running after - they dress up as ladies, join a ladies chorus and picks up the charming (but brain dead) Sugar Kane Kowalczyk along the way.